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  ABC    ABC 7 Morning News at 430AM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    July 19, 2011
    4:30 - 5:00am PDT  

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in the headlines, they have been looking all night. the massive search for a missing wind surfer that has the coastguard scouring state. >> and petaluma man that is still missing from a sunken fishing boat is raising money to hire a private dive team to search for the vessel. >> the clouds are back but it doesn't mean necessarily cooler weather. >> good morning, i'm sue hall in thereafter center. we've got overnight road work, quite of bit of it, too. >> and senator diane feinstein will outline her plans to reverse the defense of marriage act. it is federal recognition of gay
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marriage. >> i'm terry mcsweeney in for eric thomas this morning. >> i'm kristen sze. >> our top story, an all night search continues on the bay this morning for a missing wind surfer. the 62-year-old woman was missing in foster city, here is nick smith. >> reporter: this is the command center that started last night the search continues this morning. i want you to take a look at video that was shot last night when the search begin. kathy kenton was last seen about 400 yards offshore b the area known as wind surf park of san mateo county. helicopters and boats are actively searching the waters where she was last spotted. her husband says she was due back from wind surfing at 5:30 but he became concerned when she did not come back on time. he immediately called 911. the coastguard was notified and
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since that time multiple agencies have launched a nonstop search effort. >> she does have a wet suit, that is positive. she has a board that is something she can float on and hopefully sta stay out of the water. we're doing everything we can. >> reporter: now the coastguard joined very you skru crews in the search last night and it continues into this morning. shoreline search from the san francisco point to the bridge is also under way. she is 5'6" and 130 pounds and she is an experienced wind surfer. they are hoping that the weather conditions today aid in the search effort. alameda county has pulled out the search but the other agencies continue in the search efforts. friends of a petaluma man
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who were among seven missing fishermen are raising money to continue the search. he ways board the chartered fishing boat when it sang off of baja california. they called off the search last week. his friends have raised $1,000 so far and that would be used to hire a private deep water dive team. >> they plan to hold a meeting in bay vie l view district to ease tensions. police went on the offensive to discredit claims by witnesses that the shooting was unjustified. lilian kim reports. >> reporter: grief greg huhr played video that shows a gun on the ground that they say belongs to the suspect. >> they released you'd that picks up ten shots.
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it bolsters their claims that the suspect shot first. [ gun shots ] >> there is a time of 1.9 seconds between the first shot and the 2nd shot. it is that time period we believe that the first shot was fired by the suspect and the officers were that position to identify and respond accordingly to being freird upon. >> reporter: the suspect 19-year-old kenneth harding was parolee from washington state. the whole thing started when he ran away from them at a routine inspection. but many remain unconvinced that police acted unappropriate canly. >> if he had the gun on him that is fine but it almost looks like mass murder to people out on the streets. >> there are three separated investigations to the shooting and the police marble is asking
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for calm. >> i don't like people jump to go conclusions. that is what we're trying to bring light. >> the police chief and other officials will hosted a townhall meeting to discuss the shooting. it's scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on wednesday. a former santa clara police officer's corruption trial begins with jury selection today. he lost his job as a police officer after admitting he conducted records checked and passed on information to a hells angers jell. he indicted that he provided information to to pay off a debt. his attorney says the case is overblown. he will be tied separately in a shird th ird strike case. oakland city council is considering a plan to increase the number of medical marijuana
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dispensaries that are license frd four to eight. oakland tribune reports that the legal firm to license regulate large scale medicinal potted farms. it includes amending the ordinance to create a system where the dispensaries will only get their marijuana from the city's pot farms. last year state and federal authorities warned current measure could open up city officials to arrests by federal drug agents. >> reporter: aclu is joining the court battle to block a measure that would ban male circumcision in san francisco. the measure would make it younger than 18 a misdemeanor. there would be no religious exemptions despite the fact that jews and muslims consider it part of their religion. in a court brief. aclu argues it would violate a state law that bars cities
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restrict doctors practices that include circumcision. >> dianne feinstein is announcing new legislation to repeal the defensive marriage act. 1996 law defines marriage as between a man and woman and bans federal recognition of gay marriage. earlier this year, obama administration say it would longer defend the law. coming up this morning, i saw some fantastic pockets of fog. i wasn't so widespread. >> exactly. we do have fog especially where terry is coming from in the north bay, around santa rosa is thickest. visibility down to a mile. here is the overall pattern, remember the area of dry air we
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were watching slowly creeping up towards us, it is still doing that while the low is pulling away. we do have a lot of clouds but we'll see sunshine rapidly, probably around 10:00 or 11:00 and that is why today we'll be close to temperatures in the 60s around antioch, livermore and fremont and redwood city and los gatos. rest of us in the on mid to upper 50s. we are starting warmer this morning. this afternoon, we'll be in the in mid to upper 50s san francisco and richmond. you see a slow clearing trend along the coast. mid to upper 70s throughout the bay and upper 70s to low 80s in the south bay and north bay and mid-80s in the east bay valleys. if you are heading down to the monterey bay, temperatures in the low to mid-70s for most of the bay, low to mid 80s as you head inland. accu-weather seven-day forecast, check how steady the temperatures, 90 inland and 80
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around the bay and low to mid-60s around the coast. you've got overnight road work, still blocking lanes all around the bay area. general motto is, slow for the cone zone. eastbound ramp to 237 is slow. tri-valley, 680 corridor on and off-rampss, stone valley road, diablo valley road. there was construction around golden gate bridge. it got down to one lane around the waldo tunnel. >> the tea party gets a chance to push a plan to ease the nation's debt crisis. still ahead the cuts, caps and balance measure on collision court with the white house. >> and east bay city with a
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we're going to have nice sunny weather and mike will have more in a minute. >> house leaders are scheduling a symbolic vote on the nation's debt ceiling while negotiations to avert a federal default continue behind the scenes. house is expected to approve to cut, cap and balance the federal budget. it would let the government borrow another $2.4 trillion but after big spending cuts and congressional approval of a cooling amendment recalling a balanced budget. the plan is not considered to
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get far in the senate and president has promised a veto. >> shops and restaurants in concord are trying something new from keeping people from going out of town. they entice them with deep discounts with savings up to 90% for those that shop and heat eet close to home. >> the city of concord has cooked up a new way to bring local customers in the door. it's a website try it local. the idea deep discounts for consumers to buy prepaid vouchers from everything from a meal to local stores. >> they are offered for a certain length of time. it's up to 48 hours and every time that buys it gets an e-mail with a coupon. >> back to the future is now. >> the owner of a restaurant. he is offering $30 with the food
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for a purchase of $15 voucher. >> we track all of our advertisements and we will see the return on how we do. one extra person, that is a success. >> reporter: each deal is available for purchase for two days. the customers purchase the voucher can download. >> it there is different marketing coupons out there, social groupon, whatever, lots of them have multiple locations. we only have one location so we are centralized right here. >> save you money but end up spending a lot more money. >> the more you buy, the more you like them. in the hot seat, british lawmakers prepare to grill rupert murdoch about the phone hacking scandal. coming up new allegations he is facing. >> the scorching wave continues.
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more news in london right now. an emergency house of commons hearing into the phone hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch media empire is under way. members of parliament have been questioning paul stephenson the chief of scotland yard who resigned over the scandal. his second in command and assistant police chief stepped down yesterday. he told the panel he did no wrong and wanted to restore confidence in his department. >> i spoke and they are willing to do something even they don't think they did anything wrong but willing to walk away but are willing to walk away. >> murdoch and son james and rebecca brooks chief executive of the news corp will also be testifying this morning.
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it's an inquiry into police mediation and possible corruption. >> the state shuttle has left the space station for the last time. the crew of four are due back to earth on thursday morning. it left them with a xhem rat ra active shuttle model and u.s. flag that has flew on first shuttle mission back in 1981. it will mark the end of nasa's 30-year shuttle program. >> heat wave is likely to spread misery to the east coast. 17 states have watches and advisories posted from the texas to the dakotas. it's not a dry heat. >> much of the sheet centered over areas still drying out over massive spring floods. all that water is evaporating adding high humidity to triple-digit misery. three-quarters of texas is in an exceptional drought.
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here is before the drought. here is what it looks like now. in neighboring oklahoma ponds are drying up forcing farmers to move their fish by hand to save them. parts of oklahoma set a record for water use on saturday. more than 200 million gallons. if the heat continues, they'll have to set water restrictions. >> our main message, use water wisely. >> thousands of travelers in minnesota were stuck in traffic after the concrete on a highway buckled under the extreme heat. it's starting to hit new york city but already say the conditions are excruciating. >> it's very hot today. >> it's so hot, over hundred and something. >> there is little relief in sight, they expect it to last through the end of the week. dry, windy conditions produced a huge dust storm in phoenix, arizona.
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it blanketed the region, first by 60 mile-an-hour winds last night it was 3,000 feet into the air. i've been hearing from people down there it wasn't as big as the one -- was that last week. >> four weeks ago. haboob, you didn't use it this time. >> again. >> haboob. that one was like mild, tense miles wide, 50 miles. nothing like that. it's that time of the year for us. to see clouds and they will change our temperatures. anybody want to say something over there? >> go. >> there was something left on the table there. >> so what we're dealing with are the low clouds, you can see them over the bay bridge this morning, maybe you can get drizzle along the coast.
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let's talk about what is going on temperature-wise and show you it's pretty mild this morning thanks to those clouds hanging around. we're in the 50s, fremont, san jose, los gatos, livermore, antioch, everybody else in the upper 50s. fog sand around santa rosa. same thing for watsonville and salinas. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. gilroy warmer at 63 degrees. mostly sunny today and warming trend will continue in our inland areas, clouds around the bay and coast will kind of keep you the same as yesterday. clouds will only be at the coast tonight. warmer weather tomorrow and we'll just kind of hold near average next week. you can see warmer weather in the mid to latter parts of next week. no heat wave, not here. everybody else will be talking about that. 5:00 in the morning, you can see the clouds around the bay shore and into the north bay and not quite making into the east bay
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valleys. by 10:00, 11:00, gone, all the way back to the coast and even during the afternoon hours, northwesterly wind will push the clouds away from the coast, especially in the north bay, keeping you in the 50s, around the bay 70s and 80s inland. as close we'll get to 80s inland los gatos, low 80s and everybody else in the mid-80s. along the peninsula, 70 in millbrae, stretching to 80 as we head into the south bay and loss always the low on i had's, downtown san francisco in the upper 50s and check out 101, start at 70 in sausalito and work up to 79 in santa rosa. look at the 80s from sonoma, napa, clearlake, ukiah and cloverdale. over on the east bay shore, low to mid 7's all the way from castro valley. low to upper 80s from 82 in dublin. same temperatures, gilroy and hollister, low to mid-70s santa cruz.
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traveling the state today, don't have to worry about the showers, record rains in eureka are gone. 90s in the cal traveler. 86 in yosemite and 112 in palm springs. so the sheet still building down to our south. for tonight, here is a look at temperatures, mainly back in the 50s. accu-weather seven-day forecast, look at those highs around the coast, low to mid-50s, mid-70s to near 80 around the bay and upper 80s to low 90s inland all seven days. good morning, mike. we've got overnight road work, this is san rafael, i can see the crews working on 101, this is southbound lucas valley road. both of those on-ramps are closed this morning due to the road work. let's take a look what i'm talking about with the map. you can see also the northbound 101 ramp to eastbound 37 that is closed due to road work. 6:00 is the estimated time to
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get that stuff picked up. bay bridge, a little bit of fog mike was mentioning and fog on the golden gate bridge but light traffic through the tunnel into san francisco. abc7news.com is our website and on the lnldz you'll see bay area traffic and click on that for the latest. thanks very much. >> bart leaders are denying reports that san francisco muni's recently departed chief is in the run for bart general manager. reports indicated he was a candidates on the list but two bart board members say those reports are wrong. the board has closed meetings to discuss? th. >> oakland planning commission will consider a plan for safeway in rockridge district tomorrow. it is 40 years old. they want to replace witness a three-story building that will have store front space for small
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retailers. the supermarket will be upstairs and parking under ground. merchants are worried that the new supermarket will put them out of business. >> i think truthfully, it will be gone. >> we hope this building will enhance the neighborhood. >> store supporters say it will enhance the neighborhood. >> still to come as richmond comes to grips with a new outrage of gang violence, a mother tries to cope with the second loss of a son. the appeal she had to community youth. >> the search efforts for a wind surfer started last night continues today. i'll have a live report coming up. and east bay investment advisory stands accused of bilking customers out of
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millions and why his clients feel bee trade.
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i'm nick smith in wind surf park where the search effort for a mis